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Stencil a DIY Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Cute, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or Etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but all it took was a scallop stencil by Ed Roth from Stencil1, FolkArt Multi-Surface paint, and my husband’s old gray t-shirt. …

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Geometric Painted Pots Easy DIY Idea

Here’s an easy DIY geometric painted pots idea to get you in the mood for spring. This geometric painted planter is actually super easy to make yourself by hand. It may look complicated but it’s actually really simple for beginners. Keep reading to see how to make your own DIY painted pots in your favorite …

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Festive Tassel and Beaded DIY Cocktail Stirrers

I am loving these tassel cocktail stirrers — just the right added flair to summertime drinks on the deck. Earlier I showed you some of my DIY custom necklaces, earrings and belts using Styled by Tori Spelling jewelry pieces. Now I’m going to show you how to use Styled by Tori Spelling danglers to glitz up your …

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How to etch a glass vase + free DIY glass etching template

Etching glass. What a cool DIY way to recycle those generic glass vases from floral deliveries into something that ends up looking pretty darn elegant. And I’m sharing my free monogrammed printable glass etching template (PDF) template with you so you can make your own. This free glass etching template is a monogram inside a …

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DIY gift ideas for tea lovers, coffee fans and hot cocoa junkies

Tea, coffee and hot cocoa: yes, please! Here are some tea, coffee and hot cocoa-related DIY gift ideas and free tutorials from the Ghost of Crafting Past that are perfect for the tea totalers, coffee lovers and hot cocoa hounds on your gift list. Sew your own fabric tea bags for loose tea {free tutorial} …

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Make modern DIY tile coasters with fingerpaint

See how to make modern tile coaters for drinks using fingerpaint! Make modern DIY tile coasters using fingerpaint. This easy fingerprint DIY coasters idea is the perfect DIY gift idea from the kids. I made these modern tile coasters using square ceramic tiles, glossy Mod Podge and my two-year-old’s fingerpainting artwork. Making your own decoupage …

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Personalized Sugar Cube Wrappers {free printable + how to wrap}

I made these personalized sugar cube wrappers to go along with a bridal shower gift for my friend Debbie. I bought Debbie’s sugar bowl and creamer from her registry (very pretty btw) and filled it with personalized wrapped sugar cubes in her pink and orange wedding colors with her soon-to-be married name: Ten Eyck (yep, …

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Apron pattern with built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket

Here’s an original free apron sewing pattern with two built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket. Aprons have been glued to my body ever since I started feeding Elise – I find it’s just easier to wipe my hands on my stomach than find a dish towel. I need something that would work for me as …

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Embroidered birdhouse pillow using tissue paper + sewing machine

My friend K.C. MacQueen asked me to be an artist for the second annual Pritzker School Community Art Project: “Birdhouses.” Artists create a birdhouse for display in local Wicker Park stores. Home Tweet Home graced the front store window at Stitch boutique in Bucktown for two weeks before being auctioned off. I’m more of a …

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Pincushion thread catcher pattern and tutorial

The pincushion thread catcher that my mom gave me years ago is my sewing table’s best friend. Yeah, I know it seems a little grandma-ish but it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of things that are both clever and cute. My free pincushion thread catcher pattern and tutorial is an easy beginner sewing …

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